Sunday, February 28, 2010
My car got a recall notice. I have a Hyundai (not a Toyota!). The recall was for "lower control arms". They tend to rot out quickly and can break and cause you to lose control of your car. We knew about the control arms. Two years ago. That's when ours broke and caused Hubby to lose control of the car. Thankfully he was right near our garage and was able to wrestle the car into the garage parking lot. We had both lower control arms replaced. Now.....two years later.....we get the recall notice. Thanks, Hyundai.....you're so efficient. Anyway, if I wanted to get reimbursed for the $700 we spent replacing those control arms, I had to jump through hoops, including taking my car to a "certified Hyundai dealership" to have them inspect the work that was done. I hate the dealership. They are overpriced, snooty, and I always feel like they're screwing me......and not in a nice way! But I had no choice. I had to bring it in. Lucky for me, the dealership is right across the street from where I work. So I brought the car there Wednesday and picked it up Thursday night after work. And it sounds terrible. It's wheezing and whining. It's just not a happy car. I don't know what they did to it. So I drove it back to the dealership on Saturday. Of course, they were too busy to take a look at it. So now I have an appointment to drop it off on Tuesday morning. I'm going to use my psychic powers and predict that they're going to say one of two things: 1) I don't know what you're talking about.....I don't hear any noise. 2) Sounds like a big expensive problem. But it has nothing to do with the work we did. It's just a coincidence that it happened at exactly the same time. It'll cost you eleventy-thousand dollars to fix. To which my responses will be: 1) Fix it at no cost to me, you dumb-asses, because you did something to break it. 2) Give it back to me and I'll take it to a real garage where they can fix it and then I'll send you guys the bill.